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The Courtyard Cafe at the Heard Museum

$$ - $$$American, , Cafe
2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
+1 602-251-0204
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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent Sunday morning visiting the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit and other parts of the museum. Around 1:30 our hunger got the best of us and we stopped into the Courtyard Cafe. The courtyard is part of the charm...although somewhat unusable in the...More

Thank BLBTraveler
Reviewed 19 August 2017

With the size of the Heard, you may need a cool drink or light snack and the Cafe offers both. In the fall and winter it can be very enjoyable, but in the summer heat, not so much.

Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The chef's featured recipe for Aug. '17 is "Pork with Napales (cactus pads), rice and flour tortillas". Delicate and delightful and a perfect selection for our visitors from Australia. They said it was the best dish they had while in AZ. We ate inside as...More

Thank Piper-AZ
Reviewed 5 August 2017

For museum cafes, this is a 10! Most of them are uninspired and drab--along with limited food options which are not well prepared or served (in fact, many do not have waiters--just order and pick up at the counter). Here, you not only get a...More

Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Pork Tacos were tasty. Service was good. If you are visiting the museum and don't know where else to go, this is a good option.

Thank flipflops41
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Nice place to stop for coffee and a snack when you get tired of wandering the wonderful Heard Museum. Good service.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Today I went to see a special exhibit (Frida and Diego) at the Heard. After enjoying that and several other parts of the museum, I decided to have lunch here. It's a very small restaurant full of surprises I enjoyed shrimp tacos for lunch and...More

Thank LovemyAcura
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We went for a special exhibit showing and then had dinner at the Courtyard Café. We sat inside since the outdoor temps were about 110F. I ordered the Chicken Breast Mole, and found it quite enjoyable, adding a salad with their prickly pear house dressing....More

Thank 4slomo
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I am not sure why I didn't have high expectations of the little cafe at the Heard Museum. Our lunch was fabulous! The salad I ordered was full of fresh mixed greens with a great selection of veggies and a prickly pear dressing. The service...More

Thank Jaypea_5
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The cafe was very busy and we had a bit of a wait, but well worth it. Homemade hummus from the tepary bean was delicious as a starter and the salads, soup and sandwiches did not disappoint. The cafe is small so seating is limited,...More

Thank AzNodaker
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14 February 2017|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
I haven't needed to make reservations, but yes, they do take reservations
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-251-0204
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